Barry Smith is 'supertaster' on BBC 1's MasterChef

Thursday 23 April 2015

Barry Smith is 'supertaster' on BBC 1's MasterChef

The semi-finalists on MasterChef, BBC 1’s popular reality cooking show, faced a stern challenge on 15 April. They had to prepare an imaginative tasting menu that would impress five flavour experts, who included Professor Barry C Smith, director of the Institute of Philosophy (IP), and founder of the Centre for the Study of the Senses (CenSes). Faced with experts described as the ‘senses of the food industry’ whose exceptional insights and palettes (one has had his taste buds insured for £1m) dictate levels of quality around the world, the contestants really pushed the boat out. They were rewarded when the experts declared that their boats had been floated by the six-course tasting menu which included crispy stuffed leg of pigeon, venison carpaccio, blue cheese foam and seaweed mist.

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